Dangerous Road Avoided By Locals

To The Reader’s Forum:

I am writing this letter in regards to your recent article about the condition of Rt. 76 between Sherman and Clymer. At the end of the article, there was a quote from a NY DOT spokesperson indicating that local people have not sent in complaints about this road. What a falsehood! They have received numerous complaints for over three years.

Regardless, I can’t believe that the DOT workers who have filled in the potholes and watched the road breaking up more and more each year are unable to report the condition of this road to their superiors. It is dangerous, and local people avoid using it as much as possible. Now even the Amish community is complaining about broken buggy wheels and lame horses. People are driving along the birm which is an added danger to walkers, bikers and slow-moving vehicles.

New Yorkers pay an extra 30 to 50 cents a gallon for gasoline so that they can have good roads. Take a look at the state roads in this county, and decide if that money is being used around here. Seems to me that some of our illustrious politicians should climb down out of their ivory towers, jump into their BMWs and drive down Rt. 76. They’d be singing a new tune out of their perfectly capped teeth. Perhaps, if the “right” person would complain, maybe the DOT would hear THEM..

Diana Raven,

Sherman